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We got a dusting of snow around here, accompanied, as is often the case, by some warmer weather, which is quite the relief. Unfortunately, the forecast calls for rain followed by sub-zero temperatures in our near future, which is a great combination to create impossible conditions.

Man was that some wild football over the weekend. I am still scratching my head over a couple of the coaching decisions along the way, but it all did add up to fine entertainment, so I won't get too worked up about it... one of the benefits of not having a rooting interest in any of the teams involved.

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167. Assalicious Jan 13, 2004, 16:34 SH33P
 
""That was no firefight,

that was a couple a guys in millions of dollars of futuristic wartime hardware annihilating three human beings. I mean the first guy was completely removed from the face of the Earth in an instant. If they had a potential "weapon" the guns of the chopper could have easily annihilated that rather than the human beings. That thing tore through the truck like it was paper and turned the first victim into confetti. Come to think of it, the only thing they destroyed was the people and not the weopons. They shot through a truck just to get the guy. Their intent was to kill and not to defend themselves. ""

I'm going to unwisely assume that video came from the gun camera of a US helicopter and that those soldiers(?) on the ground were hostile. But, those soldiers(?) on the ground in that video might have killed one, or more than one US soldier. It could have been me or my friends. Let's not pretend that those guys got lost out there and had no direct involvement in killing US troops. Kill or be killed on the battefield would be my way of thinking if I were there. Yes, that video does point out the enormous difference in technology, tactics, and maybe doctrine. But would you pick a fight with the biggest kid on the block and not expect to get your ass kicked?
I always considered myself almost unfairly cold toward anyone who might have deserved it. I've never killed anyone and don't plan on it. But we're all adults here and whether or not you would have done things differently out there, you're where you are today because of those men that DID make the call.

 
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  47. Jan 12, 14:12 MotD Creston
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  67. Jan 12, 16:26  Re: Dante's Inferno nin
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  90. Jan 12, 18:38 helicopter video Jerry S Ku
  91. Jan 12, 18:52  Re: helicopter video ExcessDan
  96. Jan 12, 20:09  Re: helicopter video Elrix
  97. Jan 12, 20:14  Re: helicopter video Halsy
  123. Jan 12, 22:42  Re: helicopter video JM
  124. Jan 12, 22:48   Re: helicopter video JM
  125. Jan 12, 23:04    Re: helicopter video ExcessDan
  126. Jan 12, 23:06     Re: helicopter video Scottish Martial Arts
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  128. Jan 12, 23:15      Re: helicopter video Scottish Martial Arts
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  133. Jan 13, 00:29        Re: helicopter video Scottish Martial Arts
  145. Jan 13, 09:33         Re: helicopter video ExcessDan
  146. Jan 13, 09:57          Thank you Fang. Gojo
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  151. Jan 13, 10:32            Re: helicopter video ExcessDan
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  150. Jan 13, 10:29           Re: helicopter video ExcessDan
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  171. Jan 14, 23:35           Re: helicopter video Scottish Martial Arts
  159. Jan 13, 12:55         Re: helicopter video JM
  160. Jan 13, 13:15          Re: helicopter video John Nelson
  161. Jan 13, 13:28           Re: helicopter video Muscular Beaver
  163. Jan 13, 13:43          Re: helicopter video Cochese
  164. Jan 13, 13:56           Re: helicopter video JM
  165. Jan 13, 16:14           Re: helicopter video ExcessDan
  166. Jan 13, 16:16            Re: helicopter video JM
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  93. Jan 12, 19:00 Way off topic sliv
  100. Jan 12, 20:28 Wow Bunko
  105. Jan 12, 20:46  Re: Wow Bronco
  101. Jan 12, 20:31 No subject Bunko
  109. Jan 12, 20:51  Re: No subject WarPig
  102. Jan 12, 20:38 MOTD Bunko
  106. Jan 12, 20:48  Re: MOTD WarPig
  107. Jan 12, 20:50   Re: MOTD Bunko
  108. Jan 12, 20:51 the video. Boudreux
  111. Jan 12, 20:57  Re: the video. WarPig
  113. Jan 12, 21:04  Re: the video. spkr4thedead
  114. Jan 12, 21:05   Re: the video. spkr4thedead
  121. Jan 12, 22:13   Re: the video. eunichron
  118. Jan 12, 21:55 hey people... wasrad
  119. Jan 12, 21:59  Re: hey people... SandHawk
  120. Jan 12, 22:08   Re: hey people... ExcessDan
  122. Jan 12, 22:14  Re: hey people... nin
  136. Jan 13, 01:43 Geneva Convention??? SH33P
  137. Jan 13, 02:14 us helicopter killers assalicious
  143. Jan 13, 09:03  Re: us helicopter killers Zathrus
  153. Jan 13, 10:52  Re: us helicopter killers Cochese
  158. Jan 13, 12:50  Re: us helicopter killers JM
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  156. Jan 13, 11:09  Re: No subject Hammer
>> 167. Jan 13, 16:34 Assalicious SH33P
  172. Jan 15, 10:39 Video Hump
  173. Jan 15, 15:24  Re: Video Moog Operator
  174. Jan 15, 18:10   Re: Video Scottish Martial Arts
  175. Jan 16, 10:47    Re: Video Moog Operator
  176. Jan 16, 11:16     Re: Video Muscular Beaver
  177. Jan 16, 12:45      Re: Video Moog Operator
  178. Jan 16, 15:41       Re: Video Bronco
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